Joyful, JoyfulAges 9-12
A colour-illustrated collection of stories and poems celebrating joy, showcasing 40 talented Black writers and artists from across the world. Curated by Waterstone's Children's Book Prize winner Dapo Adeola, with a foreword by the acclaimed Patrice Lawrence. Joyful, Joyful is a book to sing about!
A large hardback packed full of illustrations, Joyful, Joyful: Stories Celebrating Black Voices makes the perfect gift.
With stories featuring a mythical whale, a message from the future, a Halloween dance competition, a talking book, a miraculous discovery in a moment of lost hope, the joy of jollof rice and much more.
Colourful and beautifully illustrated, with artwork from an array of talented illustrators including Ken Wilson Max, Dapo Adeola, Dorcas Magbadelo, Odera Igbokwe and Denzell Dankwah, alongside stories and poems by the likes of Malorie Blackman, Alex Wheatle, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Dorothy Koomson.
These short stories and poems are perfect for readers of 11+, but can be read by all ages.
Adejoké ‘Joké’ Bakare
Arantza Peña Popo
Matilda Feyisayo Ibini
The love, defiance, laughter, joy and power in these pages will leave readers feeling hopeful about their future and strong enough to fight for it.